On original site
Inside a building - public/private
- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
Memorial to Captain Geoffrey Grenside Bowen, MC, B Company, 2nd Battalion the Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of John Cuthbert Grenside and Winifred Mary Bowen, of Durmast Cottage, Burley, Brockenhurst, Hants. Educated at Charterhouse School, Surrey. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1913. Commissioned into the Lancashire Fusiliers 15 Aug 1914. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) in July 1917. The citation for his MC read “He led his company with great skill and courage. On four separate occasions he advanced his company and had to dig in on new lines. His personal example was of the utmost value to his men under very trying conditions”. He was also Mentioned in Dispatches and wounded twice. He was killed in action at Eterpigny, France aged 23 years. Buried in grave II. D. 18. of Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. He is also commemorated on a memorial erected by the residents of Eterpigny in 2018 in recognition of his part in liberating the village. He is also commemorated in the Memorial Chapel at Charterhouse School, on the Burley Village Memorial Cross and on a memorial in St John the Baptist Church, Burley, Hampshire.
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